Motionless in White to bring the ‘Graveyard Shift’ to the U.S.

Just when you thought Motionless in White may take some time off after a hectic and busy beginning of 2017, they are not. On Monday (July 24), the Pennsylvania-founded band announced plans to hit the road this fall for their “The Graveyard Shift” tour. The trek, which will find the band performing at venues across the United States, will kick off on Sept. 28 at the Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas and wrap up at the Electric Factory in their hometown on Philadelphia on Halloween.

The Amity Affliction and Miss May I will open for Motionless in White during the over-a-month-long tour. Tickets for the tour will go on sale beginning this Friday, July 28, at 10 a.m. local time. The “Graveyard Shift” tour will be in support of the band’s recently released record by the Graveyard Shift.

The album was released back in May through Roadrunner Records and reached the number 27 spot on the Billboard 200 chart as well as the number five spot on the Top Rock Albums chart and the top spot on the Top Hard Rock Albums chart.  Graveyard Shift is the follow-up to the band’s 2014 release, Reincarnate.

Currently, Motionless in White are on tour with good friends, In this Moment, for their “Half God Half Devil” tour. Tonight, the groups have a day off, but tomorrow, the trek will pick up when both acts hit the stage at the The Cotillion in Wichita, Kansas. For now, Motionless in White’s upcoming tour dates can be seen below.

IN THIS MOMENT’S HALF GOD HALF DEVIL TOUR:

July 25 — Wichita, KS — The Cotillion
July 26 — Des Moines, IA — 7 Flags Event Center
July 28 — Madison, WI — Orpheum Theater
July 29 — Rochester, MN — Mayo Civic Auditorium
July 30 — Fargo, ND — Fargo Civic Auditorium
Aug. 1 — Bismarck, ND — Bismarck Event Center
Aug. 3 — Billings, MT — Shrine Auditorium
Aug. 4 — Sturgis, SD — Ironhorse Saloon
Aug. 5  — Lincoln, NE  — Centennial Mall & M Street

MOTIONLESS IN WHITE’S GRAVEYARD SHIFT TOUR:

Sept. 28 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
Sept. 29 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
Sept. 30 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
Oct. 1 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency
Oct. 3 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
Oct. 4 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
Oct. 6 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Oct. 7 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
Oct. 8 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Oct. 9 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman
Oct. 11 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
Oct. 12 – New York, NY – Playstation Theater
Oct. 13 – Uncasville, CT – The Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun (Motionless in White only)
Oct. 14 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Oct. 15 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
Oct. 17 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Oct. 18 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
Oct. 20 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s Nightclub
Oct. 21 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
Oct. 22 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Oct. 24 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
Oct. 25 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
Oct. 26 – San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
Oct. 28 – Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
Oct. 29 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
Oct. 30 – Richmond, VA – The National
Oct. 31 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory

So What?! Music Festival Unveil More Artists for 2016

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Pop-punks fans rejoice and start booking your trips to Texas because the So What?! Music Festival keeps getting better. About two weeks after their last announcement, the Texas-based music festival has unveiled more artists for their ever-expanding lineup. On Tuesday morning(Dec. 15), festival organizers took to social media to reveal the identities of the newly added performers.

Silverstein, Dance Gavin Dance, Chunk! No Captain Chunk!, Miss May I, Slaves, and many more have been added to the already lengthy lineup. During the last reveal earlier this month, So What?! organizers confirmed that New Found Glory, Bayside, Being As An Ocean, Emery, Saosin featuring Anthony Green on vocals would be heading down to the Lone Star State for the spring festivities. Before that recently reunited Underoath, the Devil Wears Prada, Beartooth, and others were announced.

For now, check out the growing list below. As always, there are still a slew of artists pending TBA.

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The ninth annual So What?! Music Festival is scheduled to take place during the weekend of March 19-20, 2016 at the QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie, TX. Tickets for the weekend festivities are currently on sale. If the lineup is any indication of sales, then it will be surprising if it doesn’t sell out or come close to.

Blessthefall Announce North American Tour for the New Year

Blessthefall just wrapped up a North American tour a couple of weeks ago and now, the Arizona band have unveiled plans to hit the road once again after the holidays are over. On Tuesday (Dec. 8), the group revealed that they will be heading out on a month-long tour in early 2016. The tour will be titled the “Drop the Gloves Tour” and will find the five-piece visiting several North American cities.

The tour will kick off on Feb. 20, 2016 at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA and wrap up a month later on March 21 at the Sunshine Theater in Albuquerque, NM. Heading out alongside Blessthefall for the excursion will be Miss May I, The Plot In You, Sirens and Sailors and A War Within. Check out the complete list of tour dates below.

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A few months back, the group dropped their latest album, To Those Left Behind, through Fearless Records. In support of the new album, which had not been announced at that time, they hit the road for the 2015 Vans Warped Tour during the summer. After a slight break,  they headed out on their own fall headlining tour which had been named after their recently released record. To Those Left Behind is the group’s fifth studio album and the follow-up to 2013’s Hollow Bodies.

Vans Warped Tour Day One to Stream on Yahoo

With a week until the 2015 Vans Warped Tour is slated to kick off their summer trek, organizers have revealed that the first day of the festivities are going to be broadcast live.

Those who might not be able to attend this year’s traveling rock show due to issues, will get the opportunity to watch 30 artists from this years line-up on four different stages from the comfort of their homes. The live broadcast will also feature backstage access as well as some behind-the-scenes footage.

The stream of the Pomona, CA stop on June 19 will go live at 11 a.m. PST (2 p.m. for those on the east coast) on Yahoo.

The list of artists who will be performing during the live broadcast can be seen below.

2015 VANS WARPED TOUR LIVE BROADCAST ACTS:

  • PVRIS
  • Attila
  • We Came As Romans
  • The Amity Affliction
  • Transit
  • Beartooth
  • Memphis May Fire
  • Black Veil Brides
  • August Burns Red
  • Bebe Rexha
  • Blessthefall
  • Mooseblood
  • Riff Raff
  • Neck Deep
  • As It Is
  • Night Riots
  • This Wild Life
  • Set It Off
  • Family Force Five
  • Metro Station
  • Never Shout Never
  • Mod Sun
  • Hands Like Houses
  • Motion City Soundtrack
  • Juliet Simms
  • Citizen
  • Man Overboard
  • Icon For Hire
  • The Wonder Years
  • Lee Corey Oswald
  • Miss May I

August Burns Red Announce 2015 North American Tour

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If you’re a fan of August Burns Red then good news is coming your way. The Pennsylvania metalcore band have announced a big tour set to kick off at the beginning of 2015.

The huge North American trek will begin on January 22 in Baltimore at the Baltimore Soundstage and wrap up on March 8 in Philadelphia at the Theatre of the Living Arts.

Joining ABR as supporting acts are Miss May I, Northlane, and new Sumerian Records family member, ERRA.

Tickets for the tour are set to go on sale on Halloween (Oct. 31). Full tour dates and venues can be seen below.

AUGUST BURNS RED TOUR DATES feat. MISS MAY I, NORTHLANE, and ERRA:

1/22 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage

1/23 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

1/24 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall

1/25 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues

1/27 – Quebec, QC @ Imperial De Quebec

1/28 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis

1/29 – Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre

1/30 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Theatre

1/31 – London, ON @ London Music Hall

2/1 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall

2/3 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

2/4 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s

2/5 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

2/6 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights

2/7 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada

2/9 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall

2/10 – Murray, UT @ Murray Theater

2/12 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room

2/13 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Ballroom

2/14 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory

2/15 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory

2/16 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox

2/17 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater

2/19 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

2/20 – Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse

2/21 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

2/22 – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theatre

2/24 – San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live

2/25 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues

2/26 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues

2/27 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues

2/28 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom

3/2 – Lake Buena Visa, FL @ House of Blues

3/3 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

3/4 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

3/5 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend

3/6 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva

3/7 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

3/8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts

August Burns Red recently signed with Fearless Records and if rumors are true, a new record might be coming our way sometime in 2015 which will be good since their last studio album was 2013’s Rescue & Restore.

Miss May I Release Second Statement About Fan Who Died

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This Saturday will mark one week since Miss May I fan, Alberto Scott passed away following the band’s show at the Beacon in New York. After attending ths concert, Scott reportedly collapse outside the venue, not making it.

A few days after the event, the band released a statement about his passing and just last night, they released another one, more lengthy one.

The full statememt can be read below, though the only part of the statement that could have been left out, in many people’s opinions and our own, is the part about Rise of the Lion‘s Billboard chart placement, even if they do dedicate it to Scott and fans like him who made it possible.

“Hey everyone, apologies for the radio silence these last couple of days. After what happened we’ve all taken some time to reflect but we had to speak up today to give our heartfelt thanks.

First and foremost, to those who’ve reached out to offer their sympathies or who’ve kept Alberto and his family in their thoughts and prayers. In particular to all those who donated to his family; after only a few days they have almost reached their fundraising goal. If you can spare any amount, no matter how small, it will be greatly appreciated. You can do so here .

We’re also looking into an auction. Something unique from the band will be listed online in the coming weeks; with the proceeds to go to Alberto’s family also. More news on that very soon.

Lastly, we just got the news today that Rise Of The Lion charted at number 21 in the Billboard Chart. We couldn’t be more appreciative for each and every one of you who made this happen for us. Every track on the new record was written with our fans in mind and, after the events this week, it’s been an extremely emotional few days. With that in mind, we’d like to dedicate this to the memory of Alberto.

Levi, Ryan, Justin, BJ & Jerod x”

Miss May I Fan Dies After Show

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Miss May I might be finishing up their current small venue tour in support of their new album, Rise of the Lion, but sadly, this weekend something happened to one of their fans during the show. Alberto Scott, a 21-year-old fan of the metalcore band collapsed outside of The Studio at Webster Hall in New York this past Saturday.

Originally, it was reported that he had hit his head on the floor when he staged dived from the stage into the audience. Many venues, due to this consequence, have become aware of it and began to enforce a zero tolerance for stage diving (posted signs and security at the foot of the stage have been added to several venues).

The BrooklynVegan was the first to report about the incident, getting first hand accounts on what happened, with bystanders even claiming that he had not hit his head and collapsed like it had been assumed, but rather it all happened outside the venue.

Webster Hall did post on Facebook that “the patron in question did not die while stage diving. The patron collapsed while exiting the venue, as video footage and the police corroborate.”

At the moment, neither the venue or the band have released a full-length statement about the event. Last night, Miss May I did post a letter to fans, promising to release a full statement about Scott’s death, soon.

The band wrote: “Hey everyone, we are aware of the incident that occurred at Webster Hall last night and will be posting a statement shortly. However, we are awaiting further information regarding the situation before we are able to make a full statement.”

According to many of Scott’s friend who quickly went online to post their condolences and sentiments about his passing, revealed that he lived and breathed music and even had posted a picture of him with Miss May I vocalist, Levi Benton.

He is survived by his sister who lives in Florida.

2014 Rock on the Range Line Up Unveiled

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It’s definitely been the week of the festivals releasing the line ups for their events all thanks to Coachella releasing their list of performers last week. While most of the festivals have had a mostly similar line up, Ohio’s Rock on the Range is full of, like the name says, rock bands.

Headlining the event are Avenged Sevenfold, Bring Me the Horizon, Of Mice & Men, We Came As Romans, Killswitch Engage, Miss May I and Kid Rock, but the biggest name on the reveal has to be Guns N’ Roses.

The full list of bands can be seen here:

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The three-day festival is set to take place in Columbus, OH during the weekend of March 16 through 18 at Crew Stadium. Pre-sale tickets will be available Tuesday, January 21 on the music festival’s official site. And for a festival that’s tagline is “the biggest rock festival in the US” it really stays true to that with this line up.

Killswitch Engage to Head Out on Tour

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Killswitch Engage have announced that they will be heading out on a headlining tour starting in late May. The Disarm the Descent tour will feature support from  As I Lay Dying, Miss May I and Affiance. Tickets are currently scheduled to go on sale this Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13. Information on the tickets and the tour can be found on Killswitch’s Facebook page.

TOUR DATES:

May 30   Oklahoma City | Diamond Ballroom
May 31    Austin, TX | Stubbs BBQ
June 1    Houston, TX | | House of Blues
June 3    Orlando, FL | House of Blues
June 4    Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
June 6    Richmond, VA | The National
June 7    Syracuse, NY | F Shed at The Market
June 8    Hampton Beach, NH | Hampton Beach Casino
June 9    Philadelphia, PA | Trocadero
June 11   New York, NY | Best Buy Theater
June 12   Silver Spring, MD | Fillmore
June 14   Montebello, QC | Montebello Marina/D-Tox Rockfest
June 15   Guelph, ON | Guelph Concert Theater
June 16   Grand Rapids, MI | Intersection
June 17   Cincinnati, OH | Bogarts
June 18   Sauget, IL | Pops
June 20   Denver, CO | Summit
June 21   Salt Lake City, UT | Salt Air
June 22   Las Vegas, NV | House of Blues
June 23   Phoenix, AZ | Marquee
June 25   San Francisco, CA | Regency Grand
June 27   Vancouver, BC | Commodore
June 28   Spokane, WA | Knitting Factory
June 29   Billings, MT | Shrine Auditorium
July 1      Fargo, ND | The Venue
July 2      Omaha, NE | Sokol Auditorium
July 3      Wichita, KS | Cottilion
July 5      Milwaukee, WI | Rave
July 6      Cleveland, OH | House of Blues
July 7      Detroit, MI | Crofoot
July 8     Joliet, IL | Mojoes